City players who have made their debut for the Club this season have been recognised with a presentation by Sporting Director Stuart Webber and a host of Canary legends.
Nine first team players were surprised with the presentation in the dressing room ahead of training today and were presented with the shirt they wore during their debut appearance in a frame along with a plaque and photos as a way of showing the Club’s appreciation.
The players were Teemu Pukki, Jordan Rhodes, Max Aarons, Moritz Leitner, Tim Krul, Emi Buendia, Ben Marshall, Kenny McLean and Felix Passlack.
And to make the occasion extra special, Webber invited back Canary heroes from years gone by, with Neil Adams, Bryan Gunn, Darren Huckerby, Dean Ashton, Adam Drury, Grant Holt, Simon Lappin, Dave Stringer and Rob Newman making the presentations.
Webber said: “We felt as a Club we never really recognise people when they achieve something, so if a player has played 100 games, 200 games or made their debut we usually just say ‘well done’ and that is it. So, we wanted to do something to make people feel a sense of belonging and appreciation from the Club.
“When someone now makes their debut from this season onwards, we will get the shirt that the player has worn during the game framed with some nice photographs and a plaque and ask an ex-player to present it as a way to show our gratitude. It is also nice for the guys who have represented the Club unbelievably over the years to make them still feel part of what we are.
“We truly believe once you are part of the family at Norwich you are part of the family for good, whether that’s six months on loan, six years or 10 years, it doesn’t matter you never leave us, so this is an opportunity to say thanks.”
Speaking on behalf of the legends, Gunn added: “Thank you for inviting us along today and we want to wish you all the best. You have got a great opportunity now, you had a great run in October and we look forward to watching the rest of the season.”
For the full gallery of photos, click HERE.